Metro to host virtual Eagle Rock, Burbank meetings for NoHo to Pasadena bus project

Metro will host two virtual meetings on Thursday, Sept. 23 for Eagle Rock, and two virtual meetings on Thursday, Oct. 7 for Burbank, to provide updates on the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project.

The meetings are designed to provide an update on the proposed project in each community. The morning and evening sessions will contain the same information.  Eagle Rock and Burbank community members can provide feedback on design options being considered in their project areas.

All meetings include Spanish-language interpretation.

Metro is preparing to release the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) in the coming months, after which the Metro Board of Directors will consider certifying the FEIR and approving the project.

Meeting details are as follows:

Eagle Rock Morning Community Meeting

Thursday, September 23

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82942535299

Webinar ID: 829 4253 5299

Join by phone: 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)

Eagle Rock Evening Community Meeting

Thursday, September 23

5-7 p.m.

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83345810397

Webinar ID: 833 4581 0397

Join by phone: 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)

Burbank Morning Community Meeting

Thursday, October 7

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82158104824

Webinar ID: 821 5810 4824

Join by phone: 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)

Burbank Evening Community Meeting

Thursday, October 7

5-7 p.m.

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85235592359

Webinar ID: 852 3559 2359

Join by phone: 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)

The $267-million, 18-mile project aims to build a high-quality Bus Rapid Transit line that will connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, traveling east-west between the North Hollywood Metro B Line (Red)/G Line (Orange) Station and Pasadena City College in Pasadena, with stops in the Burbank Media District, downtown Burbank, Glendale and Eagle Rock.

The project is funded by the Measure M sales tax measure approved by L.A. County voters in 2016, along with SB 1 gas tax and vehicle fees. It is scheduled to open by 2024. The project seeks to meet priorities set out in Metro’s Vision 2028 strategic plan to offer high-quality mobility options and outstanding trip experiences while enhancing communities and lives.

Metro received nearly 500 comments during the public review of the Draft Environmental Impact Report in October of 2020. The agency continues to analyze and refine the project based on public feedback.

For more information about the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project, visit http://metro.net/nohopasbrt.

5 replies

    • It will eventually become a rail line, an extension of the Orange Line as a matter of fact, but unless you got $10 billion laying around for essentially 100% grade separated rail, BRT will have to make due for this decade.

    • Yes this does need to be the longer term goal for the corridor. As the orange line will eventually become light rail, it will be inherently logical to fill the gap between that line and the gold line creating a continuous line and reducing or eliminating the need to transfer and thus allowing faster travel. But unfortunately Metro does not always plan based on logic. That needs to change.

  1. I am curious why the eastern end is set as PCC rather than also serving the densely-built (courtesy of several Pacific Electric lines in the 1930s) yet somewhat transit-poor Lamanda Park area along Colorado and terminating at Sierra Madre Villa on the L/soon-to-be A Line.

  2. I agree with Jon, should be rail built in segments like many of Metros projects. I predict low ridership on this line as it wanders all over the place trying to do too much